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Japanese-led sports-betting startup Kibow snags $840K from CyberAgent Ventures

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Singapore-based Kibow, a Japanese-led startup behind a sports-betting service focused on the mobile sector,...

Japan’s Quoine secures $16M series B to become Asia’s largest bitcoin exchange of exchanges

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Singapore-based Quoine, the startup offering a bitcoin exchange and other cryptocurrency-related services, announced today that it has...

How Puzzle & Dragons connects with Japan’s commuters

People often look at GungHo Online Entertainment’s hit game Puzzle & Dragons and wonder why it’s such a strong mobile title. I’ve already written...

Withfluence sets up influencer management platform to ease regional marketing in Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Withfluence officially launched an influencer marketing management platform geared toward the Asian market under the same name on...

Asia’s mobile flea market app Duriana raises $2.5 million from Beenos, others

See the original story in Japanese. Duriana Internet, a Malaysia- and the Philippines-based startup that provides mobile flea market app Duriana, has secured $2.5 million...

Base, Japan’s answer to Shopify, snags $14M to strengthen payment solutions unit

See the original story in Japanese. As per some media reports, Tokyo-based Base, the Japanese startup behind an instant e-commerce platform, recently announced it has...

Japan’s WOVN.io helps websites improve search engine visibility in any language

See the original story in Japanese. WOVN.io instantly turns a website into a multilingual environment only by adding a single Javascript code to the website source....

Finolab 2.0: Tokyo’s FinTech startup hub steps into its second phase at new location

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du0ruQcu9w4?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. One year ago FinTech startup hub Finolab opened in the Tokyo Bankers Association Building in Otemachi of Tokyo...

Japan’s food delivery startup for restaurants secures $2.2M to strengthen logistics

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Hachimenroppi, the Japanese startup operating a food delivery service for restaurants, announced on Friday that it has fundraised...

Meet 8 startups on inbound travel from IBM BlueHub program’s latest batch in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. IBM Japan held the Demo Day event for their BlueHub open innovation program last week. The latest batch features...